All the Hera Pheri and Phir Hera Pheri fans can rejoice as the third part of the franchise is all set to roll, FINALLY! The much awaited and much delayed sequel to the 2006 comedy has already gone through some tumultuous times. Earlier, producer Firoz Nadiadwala had roped in John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan in the place of Akshay Kumar and Suniel Shetty, but due to constant delays, the actors had to let go off the film. And then, Neeraj Vora, who was directing the comedy, passed away after a prolonged illness.
However, the film is back on track and will now be directed by Indra Kumar. After the release of Total Dhamaal, he’l gear up for this franchise. A source says, “At present, the film is in the scripting stage. Indra Kumar has been working with his team of writers on the story since May last year and has already locked the first half, while the second half requires some more work. He will jump into it after the release of his upcoming directorial, Total Dhamaal.”
The source added, “Hera Pheri is an iconic franchise and the team is in no hurry to take it on the floors. Though everyone is excited, no one wants to compromise on the script for a substandard product to capitalise on the franchise’s power.” Nadiadwala too spoke about it and said, “Neeraj was not just my friend. He was my brother. More than a brother… He stayed with me in my house till his death. I kept hoping against hope that he would recover and direct Hera Pheri 3. That wasn’t meant to be. But I know Neeraj is with me. He is watching over me. And he will guide me through Hera Pheri 3.”
He added, “Indra Kumar is a director who understands the sur and taal of an Indian comedy. With his experience in the field, he’s best qualified to take over the Hera Pheri franchise. I’ve full confidence that Hera Pheri 3 will turn out to be as successful as the first two films.”
The comedy should finally be out in 2020!
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